We're committed to ensuring Queensland's doctors in training, including residents and registrars, have access to the guidance, support and training they need to thrive in their early careers in medicine and beyond.
AMA Queensland membership can advance your medical career through access to:
- trusted workplace representation and advocacy
- career guidance
- professional development programs, events and training
- resources and publications
- exclusive membership benefits offering more than 1,500 discounts and special offers across a wide range of goods and services.
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Through the AMA Queensland Committee of Doctors in Training (CDT), we advocate collectively on the critical issues affecting junior doctors including:
- medical workforce shortages - we support a coordinated and planned increase in clinical training places for medical students and postgraduate training places for medical graduates
- placements, funding arrangements and the number of postgraduate training places at prevocational and vocational (specialist) level
- appropriate rostering arrangements and payment for all hours worked.
CDT meets regularly to review and progress the important issues you face as a doctor in training.
Do you have an issue you would like to discuss with CDT? Email email@example.com
AMA Queensland members automatically receive representation by our union partner, the Australian Salaried Medical Officers’ Federation of Queensland (ASMOFQ). As a fierce advocate for fair working conditions, ASMOFQ is currently negotiating the MOCA 6 agreement on behalf of doctors in training and salaried medical officers.
We employ experienced workplace relations advisors to help members with training, assessment and education issues. We provide practical workplace information and dedicated dispute resolution support to help you with:
- policy or assessment issues that arise at your college or hospital
- advice regarding typical concerns including on-call, claiming overtime, fatigue and other rostering issues
- navigating bullying and harassment incidents and processes.
AMA Queensland and ASMOFQ advocate for improved employment conditions that better support your career journey.
As a resident medical officer (RMO) employed with a Hospital and Health Service within Queensland Health, you are entitled to specific conditions contained in the Medical Officers' (Queensland Health) Certified Agreement (No.5) 2018 (MOCA 5) and the Medical Officers (Queensland Health) Award - State 2015. We've developed a member-only guide to help you recognise and secure your entitlements.
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We offer a range of services and seminars to support your career development:
- resume writing and interview skills workshops to help you gain the competitive edge
- our annual Junior Doctor Conference with discounted rates for members
- networking events to connect junior and experienced doctors
- our annual Resident Hospital Health Check survey, which helps you preference your hospitals during the intern and RMO campaigns
- our AMA Queensland Internship 101 Guide gives you practical tips for your internship.
Not a member?
We work with corporate partners to give you access to exclusive commercial benefits and discounts to support you professionally and personally. Our doctor-in-training members particularly like the discounts on offer for travel, accommodation, restaurants, electronics and through our AMA Queensland Member Benefits Program.
Internship 101 - What you need to know
The transition from medical student to intern is an exciting but challenging time. Explore the AMA Queensland Internship 101 Guide for internship tips and details about how AMA Queensland and other organisations can support you in your medical career.